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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

2020Talks - August 12, 2020 

California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Archive: July 19, 2016

Kentucky is expanding it's Double Dollars program which helps lower-income residents purchase more fresh produce. (Greg Stotelmyer)

BEREA, Ky. - Two summers ago, six farmers' markets in Kentucky were participating in cost-sharing support programs organized by the Community Farm Alliance. This summer it's up to 33 markets. For example, about two-dozen markets now are part of the Double Dollars program. Martin Richards, executiv ...Read More

More than 38,000 people were killed in traffic accidents last year. (DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Republican and Democratic party platforms this year are addressing trade, gun violence, even pornography. But the parties aren't addressing one of the country's biggest killers: traffic accidents. Last year, more than 38,000 people were killed and 4.4 million seriously injured in tr ...Read More

Tours of farming operations are one popular aspect of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, which gets underway today in Lake Geneva, WI. (

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. - Tens of thousands of people will make their way to Snudden Farms in Lake Geneva for the annual Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, which starts its three-day run today. The event dates back to the 1950s, featuring exhibits and demonstrations of the latest developments in agricultural ...Read More

Two hikes are taking place at San Juan Island, above, as part of Latino Conservation Week. (Jeff Clark/BLM Oregon/Washington)

SEATTLE - It's Latino Conservation Week, and groups across the nation are focused on access to public lands for Latino communities. All this week, groups will be hosting events outdoors for Latino families to promote recreation and the protection of natural resources. Maite Arce, president and CEO ...Read More

Indiana's governor will have his eye on the nation's capital, but work is expected to continue at the Statehouse. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - As the Republican National Convention is being held in Cleveland this week, the talk in Indiana is focused on Governor Mike Pence being selected as Donald Trump's running mate. Now that the national spotlight is on Pence, does that mean fewer things get done at Indiana's stateho ...Read More

Twenty-two percent of Ohio's Republican delegates said in a Columbus Dispatch survey that they would not vote for Donald Trump for president. (Republican National Convention)

CLEVELAND - The Republican National Convention is in full swing in Cleveland, but the state's delegates are not necessarily welcoming the presumptive nominee with open arms. A recent Columbus Dispatch survey of the state's delegates and alternates found 19 percent are not at all enthused with Trump. ...Read More

In 2012, an average of 7 percent of Colorado voters did not complete their ballots. (Dsw4/Wikimedia Commons).

DENVER - Voters in Colorado are regularly faced with seemingly endless ballots, starting with candidates at the top followed by numerous initiatives. At least 39 measures filed for spots on the 2016 ballot on issues ranging from establishing single-payer health care, penalizing groups doing business ...Read More


BOISE, Idaho — A major protest outside the Republican National Convention Tuesday will address anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Organizers of the Community Unity to Stop the Hate march hope to fill Cleveland's Public Square even as Idaho's delegates to the convention prepare ...Read More

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